Eddie Howe responds when asked about taking over at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has refused to comment on speculation linking him with a potential switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

Mauricio Pochettino has become the bookies favourite to take over from Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this week.

Despite United appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss until the end of the current campaign, this hasn’t stopped the press from continuing to link Pochettino with a move to Old Trafford.

Howe has been linked with many Premier League clubs in the past including Arsenal following his impressive work at Bournemouth but has decided not to give the rumours any credibility when he was asked by reporters.

Earlier this week, Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth did his utmost to try and continue the Pochettino to United speculation at Tottenham’s pre-Everton press conference at Hotspur Way, but his questions on the subject were shut down by the club’s head of communications, Simon Felstein.

Howe told Sky Sports when asked about potentially taking over at Tottenham: “Tottenham have an outstanding manager who is doing an unbelievable job. I’m not going to comment on a club that have a manager – it is disrespectful,” he said.

“I do not pay it any attention whatsoever. I do not give it any credibility. I do not waste my time seeking it, looking at it or thinking about it. It has got absolutely no relevance to me.

“I always manage like I’m going to be here for the next 100 years. In my long-term thinking, I am always thinking what is best for the club in every decision that I make.

“It is absolutely foolish of me to think of anything other than this club. I am absolutely committed 100 per cent to every minute here. I am working as hard as I can for AFC Bournemouth.”

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  1. Here we go again.
    Speculation from the bookies and others. Haters of Spurs, that’s all you are haters of Spurs.
    Tottenham are in a very good place and should not be targeted so as to attempt to disrupt our plans for the future. We don’t buy success like the other clubs and then soon they fail. I don’t see you all talk about other club managers and players for transfers. We develop players with good character and ability and those who do not look for TRAiTER SUCCESS like most of the other clubs. Look it’s very simple or is simple still to hard for you. We build success plain and simple, that’s it. Any questions, I didn’t think so as you don’t understand because you all are still targeting Spurs Institution for disruption. Good bye and DON’T have a nice Xmas.

  2. Well said. I have been following Tottenham hotspur for the past 35 plus years and all I’ve heard so far is plain negativity towards my favorite team. Tottenham has and still plays the best attacking delightful soccer that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. And that is without the amount of money that we don’t have.Other clubs have taken our best players over the years and now they want to pinch the best coach in the business. Yes the best coach because potch has achieved what other managers can only dream about. Enough said. Period


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